Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood is giving back to her home state.
The country songbird grew up in Checotah, Okla. So when the recent tragedy hit her state, it became personal.
Carrie donated $1 million to relief efforts after the devastating tornado killed 24 people and injured 240 earlier this week. Underwood announced on Thursday (May 23) that she used funds from her “Blown Away” tour’s concert receipts to donate to the Red Cross.
According to People, Carrie said in a statement, “I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness. With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados.”
Another country superstar, Blake Shelton announced that he would be hosting a benefit concert to help those who were affected. The concert is titled, “Healing in the Heartland” which will air live on NBC on May 29 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
“Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” said Blake.“This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City.”